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1. Biology Moving or having the power to move spontaneously: motile spores.
2. Psychology Of or relating to mental imagery that arises primarily from sensations of bodily movement and position rather than from visual or auditory sensations.
[Latin mōtus, motion (from past participle of movēre, to move; see motion) + -ile.]
mo·til′i·ty (mō-tĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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(Biology) capable of moving spontaneously and independently
(Psychology) psychol a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his or her own
[C19: from Latin mōtus moved, from movēre to move]
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mo•tile(ˈmoʊt l, ˈmoʊ tɪl)
Biol. moving or capable of moving spontaneously: motile cells; motile spores.
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Moving or able to move by itself. Sperm and certain spores are motile.
motility (mō-tĭl′ĭ-tē) noun
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|Noun||1.||motile - one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action|
|Adj.||1.||motile - (of spores or microorganisms) capable of movement|
mobile - moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"
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